12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.50 GHz, 165 W.
Release date ≈ Q4 2019.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.8GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 23,070 user samples
636 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1265
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 102%
22,434 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 1265
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 101%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.2 % 99.5 % Faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
79.6 Pts 93.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 148 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 291 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
529 Pts 567 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1043 Pts 1046 Pts +0%
OC Memory Latency
91.4 Pts 97.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts 158 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
293 Pts 314 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
586 Pts 627 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1169 Pts 1199 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 33,495,563 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.81 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
65.6 % 90.1 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 114 % Hugely more popular.
Price (score)
$850 $398 Much cheaper.
11+ Months 4 Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2285 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
1685 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2028 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
1544 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'19 Q2'20
19.25 MB Intel® Smart Cache 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 5.10 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2017X PCG 2015D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
256 GB 128 GB
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
94 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
48 16

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Intel’s tenth generation octa-core hyperthreaded i7-10700K is currently one of the fastest high-end desktop CPUs ever made. A simple overclock yields all 16 threads running at a staggering 5.1 GHz. Gaming and desktop performance is second only to the flagship i9-10900K. Although a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard is required, it will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The 10700K’s $400 USD price tag puts it in a similar price band to AMD’s 12-core hyperthreaded Ryzen 9 3900X, however, the 10700K’s faster cores combined with its lower memory latency, yield a 12% effective speed advantage over the 3900X. Intra-generationally comparing the 10700K and 10600K shows that the 10600K offers almost identical gaming performance for 34% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]


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